Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Peacocke (Fort Etna)

George Peacocke was granted over 1,500 acres in the barony of Pubblebrien, county Limerick in 1666. Septimus Peacocke was the fifth son of James Peacocke of Graige and Fort Etna, county Limerick. In 1720 James leased Fort Etna to his stepson, Thomas Goodricke, who left his interest in Fort Etna to Septimus by his will dated 1741. Members of the Peacocke family, including Sir Francis Peacocke of Barntic, county Clare, owned townlands in the parishes of Crecora, Killanahan and Mungret, barony of Pubblebrien, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Villiers Peacocke of Dooneen was descended from Edmund Peacocke who married Alice Ponsonby of Crotta in 1718. Edmund was connected to the Peacockes of Fort Etna. In 1803 Villiers Peacocke married Ellen, daughter of John Purcell of High Fort, county Cork, and had a number of children. In 1835 Thomas Goodricke Peacock married Sarah Leslie and they had three sons, Goodricke Thomas of Fort William, Peter Leslie of Fort Etna and Charles Henry of Belmont, county Wexford. G.F[T?]. Peacock of Dublin owned 647 acres and Thomas G. Peacock of Paris owned 33 acres in county Limerick in the 1870s.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Fort William House Bealduvroga Rathkeale Rathkeale Ballingarry 7 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R418 376
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 65
Ballymurphy Ballymurphy Crecora Croom Crecora 3 Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R548 482
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 65
Fort Etna Fortetna Killonahan Croom Crecora Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R522 491
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 65
Cloghacloka Cloghacloka Mungret Limerick Patrick's Well 56 Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R535 501
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 65
Dooneen Dooneen Crecora Croom Crecora 3 Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R546 485
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Large collection of solicitors' records including documents re the Peacocke family, 18th-19th centuries. E.J.French solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 8; National Archives of Ireland
  • Marriage settlement of Thomas G. Peacocke of Fort Etna and Alice Lloyd of Castlecomer, Co Limerick, July 1807. Small Accessions Index No 78. D.11729; National Archives of Ireland
  • Draft pedigree of Peacocke of Doneen & Craig & Fort Etna, Co Limerick, 1687-1884. GO MS 814:20; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Peacocke Barts of Graige, Co Limerick, Barntic, Co Clare & South Hill, Clifden, Co Galway, c 1630-1876. GO MS 114:196-197; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease of lands at Fortetna, Co Limerick by H. Rose to T. Peacocke, 1798. T/1366 ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources